Protein is essential for the growth and repair of our cells and tissues. Although protein is often associated with animal products, many plant foods are also good sources. As long as protein comes from a variety of plant sources, vegans and vegetarians can easily meet their protein needs. In this infographic, The European Food Information Council (EUFIC), shows the protein content of different vegan and vegetarian dishes rich in plant-based protein.Continue reading “Plant-based Protein sources [Visual]”
Being a vegan and an athlete is not only possible, it has become quite common. The challenge is to make sure you get enough of the essential nutrients that are easier to come by in meat and animal-based foods. Here is how to do it.Continue reading “Sports Nutrition for Vegans [Visual]”
What the heck happened? It is another Tuesday night and you are again rolling in your bed trying get some sleep. You have your earbuds in and your sleep mask on, so why do you still have problems with falling asleep?
What if I told you that you can get rid of these horrible insomnia nights? The solution is adding simple food products to your diet to ensure you get the right sleep improving nutrients.
A mistake a lot of people make is consuming stimulants after 14:00. An Example of a stimulant would be caffeine. So, imagine this you are at work and thinking of getting that dark chocolate or another coffee.
It is just a small snack/drink, right? Yes, but it also has a great impact on your sleep since caffeine takes a while to wear of. People tend to underestimate how much of an influence a cup of coffee at 15:00 can have on your sleep.
But enough about avoiding consumables before bedtime. As said before Eating the right foods can have a big positive impact on you sleep quality. If you are interested then keep on reading because you are about to discover the holy grail of sleep enriching foods.
How reducing the amount of meat you eat can be better for your health and the environment.
While many people eat meat every day in the office, there are definitely advantages in going meat-free. While I’m sure everyone is aware of the fact that cutting down on the amount of meat you have can save you money and help you lose weight, fewer people are as aware of the link between eating meat and cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer state that there is a causal link between eating processed meats and contracting cancer and that there is a strong correlation between eating red meat and cancer. This research is backed up by studies carried out by The Harvard School of Public Health, who found that unprocessed meat increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 18% and of cancer by 10%. Processed meat, on the other hand, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease by 21% and of cancer by 16%.
Another reason to eat less meat is the effect rearing these animals has on the environment. Currently the rearing of livestock takes up 30% of the earth’s surface and the livestock sector produces as much global greenhouse gases as the exhaust emissions of every car, train, ship and aircraft on the planet.
The guide below covers all of this and also gives you information on how to make sure you get enough protein and other ways you can make your packed lunch more eco-friendly, including a seasonal eating guide. Euroffice also added some quick and easy vegetarian recipes for you to start with.
“The demand for meat is outgrowing our ability to supply meat and has a negative impact upon the environment. At present, 30% of the Earth’s surface is used for livestock production, and an alarming 44% of the world’s grain harvest is diverted to industrialized meat production. Not only that, but the livestock farming industry is responsible for emitting 14.5% of greenhouse gasses into our atmosphere.
With the demand for meat set to rise and not fall, scientists have begun turning their attention to alternative sources of protein. In 2015, a team of Dutch researchers at Maastricht University grew the world’s first burger in a laboratory which – despite costing more than €250,000 to produce – could be cheaper than conventionally farmed beef in the long run. Other scientists have chosen to focus on insect meat as a sustainable protein alternative, with at least 2 billion people worldwide already enjoying insects as part of their diets. Other alternatives include plant-based substitutes to chicken and ground beef and egg whites without the need for hens.”
To find out more about the two main contenders – lab grown meat and insect-rich diets – check out the full infographic below.